Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
This 17-year-old girl was unhappy with the shape of her nose so, with the permission of her parents, she began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who could subtly reshape her nose to narrow her bridge and create a perkier slope. After some consideration, she and her parents decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice for a consultation.
During her meeting with her surgeon, she told her surgeon what made her unhappy about her nose. He discussed her options for rhinoplasty and explained how he would perform the procedure. Fortunately, the procedure produces little to no visible scarring, meaning that she would show no signs of surgery other than the new shape of her nose.
Her parents asked questions about the length of the procedure and the recovery period. Her surgeon explained that the procedure usually takes 1-2 hours and the recovery should take a few days before she could return to her normal activities. Together, they determined that he would refine her bulbous nasal tip and create a nice curvature on her bridge to make it look more feminine.
After her Los Angeles nose surgery was completed, she was given time to recover before these postoperative photos were taken. As can be seen in the images, her nose has been subtly refined to create a more delicate contour. She was absolutely thrilled with the results.
This 31-year-old woman wanted only a subtle improvement to the shape of her nose. She was unhappy with the slight dorsal hump on the bridge of her nose and wanted her nose to have a more gradual slope. After considering her options for Los Angeles rhinoplasty, she decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice for an appointment.
When she met with her surgeon, she explained her concerns as he examined her nose. Since she wanted only a slight modification, the procedure would be fairly quick and easy to perform. She had the choice between having an "open" incision and a "closed" incision procedure; with the open procedure, she would have a slight scar between her nostrils and with a closed procedure, she would have no visible scarring. After she and her surgeon decided on the details of her Los Angeles plastic surgery, she eagerly scheduled her surgery.
After she was given time to recover from her surgery, she returned to our office for her postoperative evaluation. As can be seen in her "after" photos, the slope of her nose has been altered to slope more gradually and her nasal hump is completely gone. When asked how she felt about her new nose, she said she was very happy with the results of her surgery and was grateful to her surgeon for his excellent work.
This 30-year-old female patient wanted to improve the appearance of her nose. She was most bothered by the bump on the dorsum of her nose, but she was also concerned about the fullness and position of her nasal tip. Dr. Stoker thoroughly discussed all risks and alternatives to Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgery. A detailed plan for the changes to be made was created and surgery was scheduled.
Dr. Stoker used an open rhinoplasty procedure because he wanted to make significant changes to her nasal tip and to maintain precise control. He trimmed the upper portion of the cartilages on the tip of her nose and moved the remaining cartilage pieces together to narrow the tip slightly. He then reduced the bump on her dorsum by removing a portion of the cartilage and bone in that area. Because the nasal bones would have been too broad, he gently moved the bones together. He then trimmed the septum on the lower portion of the nose in a way that moved her nasal tip upward and made it perkier.
These photographs were taken before and eleven weeks after her Los Angeles nose surgery procedure. Looking at the underside of her nose, you can see that her incision healed beautifully, even at this early stage. The nose has more ideal triangular proportions and nostrils that are less slit-like. On the oblique and lateral views there is an obvious feminization of her appearance with a reduction in the dorsal hump and a perkier tip. On frontal view her narrower nasal bones also create a more feminine appearance. Overall, she has a natural appearing result that greatly enhances her appearance.
This 23-year-old woman wanted to have more feminine proportions to her nose. She also wanted to correct her deviated septum which was making it difficult to breathe through her nose. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to accomplish her goals. She is shown before and five months following her surgery.
This 44-year-old woman desired a smaller nose and more prominent chin. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty and chin augmentation with an Implantech Extended Anatomical Chin Implant, size small. She is shown before and six weeks following surgery. Her results will continue to improve over the next year.
These pictures were taken before and one week following rhinoplasty surgery. This 35-year-old man desired to narrow his nostrils. Dr. Stoker performed rhinoplasty surgery under local anesthesia to accomplish his goal. His result will continue to improve substantially over the next year as his scars fade and swelling subsides.
This 35-year-old man desired rhinoplasty surgery to narrow his nose. After careful consideration in a consultation with Dr. Stoker, he decided to narrow his nostrils with a rhinoplasty operation performed under local anesthesia. He is shown before and one month following surgery. His result will continue to improve with time.
This 41-year-old mother was bothered by the prominent and deviated appearance of her nose. She also had difficulty breathing because of a deviated septum. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty and a septoplasty procedure to achieve her goals. She is shown before and two months following her surgery.